Saving tropical plant diversity by exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants; fundamental to this task is inspiring a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world.
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has been recognized as the world’s best tropical botanic garden for several years. We are privileged to have this garden near our home and we have been members for several years as well as sponsors for the Gala in the Garden and the Holiday Music Program.
Fairchild’s Connect to Protect Network is a citizen science program that enlists South Florida residents to plant native plants in order to connect the few remaining isolated fragments of pine rockland— our globally critically imperiled ecosystem. Installing native plants increases the probability that bees, butterflies and birds can find and transport seeds and pollen across developed areas that separate pine rockland fragments, improving gene flow and the prospects for survival of our region’s unique native plant heritage. The program is run by the Garden’s Conservation Team
Steven first learned of this organization from a neighbor and has help to plant over 2 dozen pines and establish three native rockland gardens in North Coconut Grove.
Citizens for a Better South Florida is dedicated to provide environmental education, particularly to the underserved community, which inspires active stewardship & preservation of the environment through community initiatives.
We support Citizens grassroots effort to making people educated and aware of our responsibility towards the environment. in 2020 we donated a free little library to install at their office in Little Havana
To conserve and restore South Florida ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats. Protect native plants, indigenous species and the environment by promoting wise stewardship of habitat and natural resources. Cultivate a better understanding of, and appreciation for, Nature, the environment and ecological relationships. Bring together those with shared interests for pleasurable outings and events that showcase our Steinberg Nature Center and other treasured South Florida habitats. Our core region is comprised of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, wherein we focus on water quality and habitat sustainability in Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay and the Everglades.
We strongly feel that we need to be aware, enjoy and protect the wildlife in our area.
Yellowstone Forever Institute connects people to Yellowstone through outstanding visitor experiences and educational programs, and translates those experiences into lifelong support and philanthropic investment to conserve and enhance the park for the future. Our educational programming, products, and services help people enjoy, understand, and appreciate the wildlife, geology, and cultural history of the park. The opportunities Yellowstone Forever provides for volunteerism and community relations develop and engage new stewards for the park. Through thoughtful cultivation and stewardship of people who love the park, Yellowstone Forever is building a broad network of philanthropic supporters dedicated to preserving the park.
This is a magnificent part of the USA. It is a truly God’s country. This unique landscape needs to be maintained and appreciated.
The South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Miami, Florida. Founded in 1992, it is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of abused, neglected and abandoned horses and other livestock. The organization also educates the community about responsible animal care, animal ownership and promotes the welfare of animals through local and national advocacy. South Florida SPCA works in partnership with local law enforcement, and receives partial funding from Miami-Dade Animal Services (MDAS).
We support the horse rescue because of volunteers who dedicate countless hours to their welfare.
Zoo Miami Foundation (ZMF), formerly Zoological Society of Florida, is the private non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami Founded in 1956. While Miami-Dade County operates and maintains the Zoo, Zoo Miami Foundation, backed by loyal Zoo Supporters allows Zoo Miami to continue mission-driven initiatives and zoo enhancements to encourage an appreciation for the World’s wildlife to conserve it for future generations.
We support Ron Magill and his initiatives through the Zoo Miami Foundation.
The Ron Magill Conservation Endowment strives to ensure support for international wildlife conservation projects and instill a legacy of global empathy to pass from generation to generation. We want to remind people, that we are not inheriting the Earth from our parents. We’re borrowing it from our children.
Some of these projects include the study of water quality and shifts in nesting patterns by habitat loss in the Everglades and also it provides funds to combat illegal poaching and promote research on indigenous South Florida and Caribbean wildlife.
Ron Magill is one of the environments greatest ambassadors and advocates. We are proud to call him a friend and support his mission for global empathy.
Friends of The Underline is a 501C3 non-profit organization advocating to transform the underutilized land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park, urban trail and canvas for artistic expression to create a safer, more connected, mobile, and engaged community.
The Underline will connect communities, improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, create over a hundred acres of open space with restored natural habitats, encourage a healthy lifestyle, provide an easily accessible place to exercise, create a mobility corridor that integrates transit, car, biking and walking, provide a 10-mile canvas for artistic expression, attract development along US1, and generate significant economic impact.
Growing up near Dadeland South Metro Station, having the Tonkinson Financial office across the street and basically using the M path his entire life, Steven was all aboard with wanting to make the Underline a reality. Steven is a member of the Underline Collective, helping to encourage participation and raise awareness in this important next step for Miami’s future.
The Deering Estate Foundation preserves the 1920’s era Miami estate of Charles Deering. The 444 acres was purchased in 1985 for $22.5 million by the State of Florida in conjunction with Miami Dade County. Rick was a member of the Biscayne Bay management committee that approved the purchase.
Since the property became a park 35 years ago it has been enjoyed throughout the year. It is an important part of the local community. Margarita is a board of directors to the foundation and a member of the 100 Deering Ladies, which is a support organization the Deering Foundation.